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November 15th, 2008
Notebook: Upcoming city council business

Monday, Nov. 17

The city council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 to canvass the election returns from the Nov. 4 city election and to swear in newly elected city council members. Mayor Susan Narvaiz was elected for a third term and city council Member Chris Jones for a second term. Fred Terry, former Planning and Zoning Commission chair, will join the city council in Place 3. The meeting will be followed by a reception in the City Hall foyer for the newly elected officials and a farewell for outgoing city council member Daniel Guerrero.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

The city council will hold a workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. in the conference room at City Hall to discuss nominations of citizen volunteers for 27 boards and commissions for 2009. The city council is scheduled to make the board appointments on December 16. For more information, contact the city clerk’s office at 393-8090. Regular meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Interlocal water supply agreement with Kyle

The city council will consider a water supply interconnect agreement to sell treated water to the City of Kyle. The agreement specifies that San Marcos will provide a maximum of 560 acre feet per year of water as needed by Kyle or up to 500,000 gallons a day at a wholesale price of $2.97 per 1,000 gallons. The water will be delivered by pipeline from the San Marcos water distribution system to a ground storage tank in Kyle.

Airport grant application

The city council will consider authorizing $33,334 in 10% matching funds for the design and engineering of the Northside Development Pavement Project at San Marcos Municipal Airport. The total estimated cost of the design project is $333,334, to be funded through the Texas Department of Transportation from 2008 Federal Aviation Administration funds. Once designed, the project will build five new taxiways and a new airport entrance in a three-phased project aimed at opening development of the northside of the airport along Highway 21.

Graffiti discussion and Sagewood report

Under discussion items, the city council will consider a possible graffiti ordinance to add local rules to control graffiti, in addition to the state penal code. The Police Department will also present an annual report on enforcement initiatives to reduce noise and disorder in the Sagewood neighborhood.

The agendas for city council meeting are posted a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting online at CouncilAgenda.html. Regular city council meetings are aired live on Time Warner Channel 10 and Grande Channel 16 and video streamed live on the City’s website at .

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